Sitting in the gentle peace of ‘A Brush with Silence’ at The Round Church in Cambridge was both inspiring and relaxing. Observing how calligraphers from all over the world practice their art was fascinating for me both as a letterer and as and artist who draws from life. I loved watching and sketching their shifting bodies and tilting hands.
All the calligraphers wore white and used black ink on white paper with a variety of tools : quills, brushes, homemade balsa pens, cola pens, bits of cardboard, pointed and broad edged nibs. Two volunteers dressed in black would quietly tend to them delivering paper and taking away finished works to dry. A production team filmed the event so it became a work of art in its own... the brainchild of Brody Neuschwander... and all in complete silence.
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